Fall 2012, News & Events

Tuesday 09/25/2012

 

Elaine Scarry at the SVA Theatre


Beauty and the Pact of Aliveness
October 11th, 7pm
Free and open to the public

Elaine Scarry is the Cabot Professor of Aesthetics at Harvard University and is the author of The Body in Pain, On Beauty and Being Just, and Thinking in an Emergency. The lecture argues that beauty is a call to social justice. It draws on artists and philosophers from Plato to the present to show three different ways in which beauty presses us to repair the injuries of the world.